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Loops will not download

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RáNdÓm GéÉzÁ Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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Jul 26, 2012 12:22 PM

I have ML 10.8 on board and have started to configure settings. When I click the Loop Download button in the Garageband UI, it asks me to download now or later. I chose either option and the Mac App Store opens. From there i am told there is nothing to download. Subsequent clicks on the Loop Button in GB UI advises me that the download has initated and to check Software Updates. In a circle here, and no loops...???

 

Anyone else?

 

Any suggestions or a fix at hand would be gratefully recieved.

 

Thanks in advance.

MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), OS X Mountain Lion, 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3 2.8 GHz Intel C2D
  • Thebestplacehere Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)
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    Oct 21, 2012 1:08 PM (in response to RáNdÓm GéÉzÁ)

    Here the same problem with a new macbook air where ilife is from the mac ap store

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to Thebestplacehere)

    Here the same problem with a new macbook air where ilife is from the mac ap store

    I just had the same problem on my iMac with preinstalled GarageBand:

    At first the dreaded "missing Loops":

    download.png

     

    Klicking the gray download arrow takes one to the App store with nothing to download.

     

    Then, relaunching GarageBand brings up this:

    currentlybeinginstalled.png

     

    Currently being installed, but nothing happens?

     

    I reinstalled GarageBand, after deleting the application from the "Applications folder". still the same problem.

     

    Then I looked, if GarageBand actually had downloaded the loops, and surprise, surprise:

    All missing loops are installed, but GarageBand did not know it - the loop index is wrong.

    If you have the same problem, check the Apple Loops folder in the System directory, if it contains the missing loops: Open your system volume in the Finder, open the "Library" Folder, then browse the Folder "Apple Loops >Apple"

    /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/ 

     

    If the loops are there, but GarageBand does not find them, rebuild the Loop Index: see

    Rebuilding the Loop Index in GarageBand

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • TheEddgehill Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Thebestplacehere)

    New MacBook Air, preinstalled Garageband, the missing loops are *not* installed and I get the same error.

    Bugger.

  • TheEddgehill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to TheEddgehill)

    In reply to myself:

    It seems that the loops and indexes are in a folder not described in the support articles.

     

    Loops are in

    /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/Apple Loops for GarageBand/*.caf

     

    Also the re-indexing points to different folder than what I have.

    The indexes reside in

    /Library/Audio/Apple Loops Index/ (3 files, 2 named Search Index***.txt and one named Update Index***.txt

     

    *** being a very cryptic part of the filename.

     

    What to do? Try the re-indexing despite the folders are not the same as in the support articles?



  • TheEddgehill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to TheEddgehill)

    In reply to myself once more:

    I tried the re-indexing and Garageband did re-create the two Search Index***.txt files.

    After that I clicked on a non-existing loop, getting the same screens as above. After that nothing happens: "No updates available".

     

    BTW, the Update Index***.txt contains the names of all the missing loops, don't delete that file!

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to TheEddgehill)

    Also the re-indexing points to different folder than what I have.

    The indexes reside in

    /Library/Audio/Apple Loops Index/ (3 files, 2 named Search Index***.txt and one named Update Index***.txt

    That are the index folders that I removed. Then I dragged all loops from

     

    /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/

    to the Loop Browser in GarageBand. For me it worked - but you have to check if all missing loops really are installed.

     

    The location of loop folders has changed between GarageBand versions.


     


  • TheEddgehill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to léonie)

    Thanks. In my case that did not help.

    Missing loops are really missing and can not get them via Appstore.

  • jacquesA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to RáNdÓm GéÉzÁ)

    Same thing here...

    I have a macbook air running 10.8.2 and GarageBand keeps telling me to download new loops... and it never does whatever my answer is. So, I'll try to delete it and re install it again.

    I'll keep you informed.

    Would Apple be so nice as to bring some help on the matter ?

  • TheEddgehill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to RáNdÓm GéÉzÁ)

    For me, installing that update did not help.

    I have a new MacBook Air, 10.8.2 and GB was pre-installed.

     

    But what did help, was to uninstall Garageband and then re-install it from the appstore.

    I found the uninstall instructions in this forum and they were by LeonieDF.

    Here's the thread

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4152804?start=0&tstart=0

  • jacquesA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to RáNdÓm GéÉzÁ)

    OK.

    It worked !

    What did I do ?

    I threw GarageBand in the bin (but didn't empty it..., just in case).

    I re installed GarageBand (took 1 minute).

    Clicked on an uninstalled loop, saif I wanted to download it now and there it went ! It lasted 4 hours, it was ever so slow ! I have already downloaded from other sites, it was much quicker, but then, it ended and waited for me to close down GarageBand. I re started GarageBand...

    Tada ! All the lps are here  !

    Thanks for the 2 answers I got from you people. It's nice to know that someone cares. Hope to help you too one day, if my skills reach to that point

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